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Old 08-15-2010, 01:31 PM
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.I've used vases before. I'm sure there will be doubters but, ounce for ounce; I think they improve the sound of stereo or home theater setups more than almost any other costly upgrade available. The resulting holographic imaging and dynamics can be magical. What you do is
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Old 08-15-2010, 01:40 PM
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Mmmmm - sounds like a lot of wind to me.
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The gear.
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Hi all,
My system is a 'minimalistic' setup: CDP/preamp->tubeamp->speakers. Three components - that's it. Audio Aero Capitole MKII SE->Art Audio PX25 single-ended tube amp->FAB Audio Model1 high efficiency (97dB) speakers.

With a minimum of effort placed in equipment, I turned my attention to room acoustics. I've spent much time and energy building diffusers (Skylines, Hemi-cylindrical) and bass traps, moving them all around the room while taking measurements for each treatment placement combination. The effects of the treatment are phenominal (not because I'm any special carpenter); for example, a 11dB peak at 80Hz is now only 3dB, and the side wall flutter echo is completely gone, and the attenuation of the indirect sounds via diffusion allows more of the direct sound to be heard easier. Room acoustics is really the other half of the equation.

 

From the sweet spot.pdf 102.318359375k . file

 

Back Wall.pdf 130.509765625k . file

 

From the doorway.pdf 97.2451171875k . file

 

Hemi-Cylindrical Difuser and Bass Trap.pdf 154.86328125k . file

 

DIY Skyline Diffuser.pdf 172.0263671875k . file
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:49 AM
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pdfs? :/

Alas, the file size restriction would mean I'd have to resize all the pics when it seemed easier and faster to import them into Word and Save As .pdf.

Can you not open a pdf file?
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I can, I just hate them

Anyway, I don't know anything about room treatments or the system you have, but it does look amazing.

In the future, if you feel like resizing your images, there is a free image viewer/converter called irfan view. Very simple to use
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Kevin...nice. You DIY'd those skylines, right?

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Kevin...nice. You DIY'd those skylines, right?

Hi Frank,
Yes, I built the Skylines myself and I've posted how over on the Master Acoustics thread that you may recall reading.

I used http://www.oliverprime.com/prd.php to assist in designing them after hunting for a Prime number that fit my desired wall dimensions of height and width. I plan on re-doing the back wall with 18"depths which would have been deeper had my room been longer to accommodate a sitting distance of 3 wavelengths from its lowest frequency, using cell depth = 50% of wavelength as the guideline. A max cell depth of 18" is 50% of 377Hz.

I'm also a GIK customer in case you didn't catch the stack of 8 GIK Tri-traps in the back left corner of the picture extending from floor to ceiling with a 6" air space extending 30" into the room. Now THAT's a bass trap!
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Alas, the file size restriction would mean I'd have to resize all the pics when it seemed easier and faster to import them into Word and Save As .pdf.

Can you not open a pdf file?

You just need some free image hosting like eg. Photobucket, ImageShack, etc

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Hi Frank,
Yes, I built the Skylines myself and I've posted how over on the Master Acoustics thread that you may recall reading.

I used http://www.oliverprime.com/prd.php to assist in designing them after hunting for a Prime number that fit my desired wall dimensions of height and width. I plan on re-doing the back wall with 18"depths which would have been deeper had my room been longer to accommodate a sitting distance of 3 wavelengths from its lowest frequency, using cell depth = 50% of wavelength as the guideline. A max cell depth of 18" is 50% of 377Hz.

I'm also a GIK customer in case you didn't catch the stack of 8 GIK Tri-traps in the back left corner of the picture extending from floor to ceiling with a 6" air space extending 30" into the room. Now THAT's a bass trap!

I appreciate that, but those skylines are the most impressive thing in the room, no doubt about it. Beautiful job.

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Sota Star TT, Pass Labs Aleph Ono, Audio Research SP 17L, Threshold 4000 amp, Vandersteen 3a sigs
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Wow...wonderful setups!!!
This is mine:
LS9-s (outboard XO), Shanling tube CD, Dodd battery Pre, PSAudio Amp and PSAudio Power Plant. DIY room treatment.
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Here is my 2-channel rig in the living room. The speakers are DIY horns veneered in sapelel pommele.


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LS9-s (outboard XO), Shanling tube CD, Dodd battery Pre, PSAudio Amp and PSAudio Power Plant. DIY room treatment.

Beautiful! Those diffusers are DIY as well?

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Yes, I built the Skylines myself and I've posted how over on the Master Acoustics thread that you may recall reading.

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Yes, I built the Skylines myself and I've posted how over on the Master Acoustics thread that you may recall reading.

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Hi Localhost127 - If I did this correctly, then this link should point you to my post for building a DIY Skyline diffuser found here:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...postcount=6485

Feel free to send me a PM, if you like.
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I thought I'd try and show my little vintage 2-channel setup. It's really nothing fancy at all. But it does rock, and I do enjoy spinning the wax. Keep in mind all this gear is from the 70's, which was my goal when I started piecing it together. I hope you like it and as always, turn it up!

My vintage, all 70's, 2-channel setup
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Good video Waboman, definitely the best way to show off your gear, I hope more catch on..

Un related to the thread: What Software do you use and what is your workflow? Can one do this quickly?

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Yes, I built the Skylines myself and I've posted how over on the Master Acoustics thread that you may recall reading.

I remember now. Thanks for the link!

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Good video Waboman, definitely the best way to show off your gear, I hope more catch on..

Un related to the thread: What Software do you use and what is your workflow? Can one do this quickly?

Bill

Thanks, Bill.

I used iMovie to make & edit the video. It can be time consuming, but it's the fun kind of time consuming.

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Beautiful! Those diffusers are DIY as well?

Yes, we made the wood diffusers here. Thanks!!!
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Here's the front soundstage of my combination stereo/ Home Theater. B&W 801Ds and HTM1D center, driven by a Krell EV403 amplifier (amp hidden in alcove behind center speaker and GIK bass traps). JL Audio F113 subwoofer sits behind right speaker. 6 GIK bass traps in all, hidden behind curtains.

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Part of my home theater, but I listen using these 2 channels, along with the sub at least as much.



The picture is a bit fuzzy, I have larger and slightly clearer ones. Some other pictures can be found here
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Vitus pre and power amp, Luxman SAcd/player , Wilson Benesch Speakers and Transrotor TT. The mess is mine

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Vitus pre and power amp, Luxman SAcd/player , Wilson Benesch Speakers and Transrotor TT. The mess is mine

Beautiful. Does it still have that "new speaker" smell?

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sure does , like being in the dealers.
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I wrote a post on my blog about how I got into hi-fi that has a couple pics of my current system. Check it out:

http://hifihipster.com/2010/09/my-cu...w-i-got-there/
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I wrote a post on my blog about how I got into hi-fi that has a couple pics of my current system.

Love that turntable...got one just like it with an OM-30.

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Modest bedroom set-up (third system in house) completed today with the addition of the Quads. Pieced together for $1000. Although a 3.1 set-up, primary use is 2.1.

L/R Speakers: Quad 11L2
Center Speaker: Quad L2 Centre
Subwoofer: M&K VX-7 MK II
CD Player: Denon DCD920
Processor: Marantz AV560
Amplifier: Rotel RB976 6 channel bridged to 3 channel (150W/ch)
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